Posted On: May 7, 2010
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– The Most Enchanting Video Podcast takes a journey through the jungle this week!

NOTE TO VIEWERS: Video above is faster but lower quality. For highest quality version click here: JUNGLE CRUISE

Hello Friends!

In my excitement over our brand-new website and finishing this oh-so-fun episode on the Jungle Cruise Skippers’ mega reunion at Walt Disney World, I totally neglected to write a post to accompany it! So, for what they’re worth, here are my ramblings…

With the help of two amazing gentlemen, Adam W. Warner and Don Marshall, along with input from lots of very smart tech folks, the new New Mexicast website has been launched! Crowd goes WILD (or at least I do)! It took a lot of hard work, but I think the new look really enhances the functionality of New Mexicast. Instead of a standard scroll-down, blog-style it now uses a video-centric theme with lots of great stories accessible right from the home page. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check it out at: www.NewMexicast.com

For those of you on Facebook we have added a new plug-in that allows you to sign in to New Mexicast using your own Facebook profile. In other words, you can write comments as yourself complete with your profile picture, not just as an anonymous viewer (of course, you can always choose anonymity too). There is also a new “LIKE” button after every post. This keeps with Facebook’s new push away from “fans” and toward the “like” button. But don’t worry… I know if you click that you “like” it (and I hope you will!), you are really saying you’re a New Mexicast “fan,” right?  Well, in my mind, at least!

Another change to the website is that you can now click a handy checkbox when you write a comment which allows you to get an email when there is a follow-up comment posted. This is very Facebook-esque and I really wanted this addition. I can’t tell you the number of times a viewer wrote a wonderful comment and had no idea that I responded to it. So, when leaving a comment, please check the checkbox and/or sign in with your Facebook account. It makes it a lot more fun for me to feel like I’m having ongoing conversations with friends. And after all, isn’t FUN the name of this game?

Now on to the reason you have all gathered here today… the Jungle Cruise Skipper Reunion video! What a crazy, silly, fun and FABULOUS group of people this is. Yes, I was once a skipper myself. When we all got together and stormed the Magic Kingdom, I laughed so much my sides ached. I hope you will also get to laugh as you watch this story. It was actually so much fun that I turned it into a two part series. Next episode to be posted in 2 weeks of course!

For those of you that subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, you probably noticed that all of New Mexicast’s episodes were wiped out for awhile. It had to do with the switch over to the new website and the doing away with an old, not-very-helpful plug-in. But I believe I have fixed the problem and you can find every episode there in itunes. If you use iTunes, but haven’t subscribed yet (free, of course!) here’s how to find us: http://tiny.cc/NMiTunes

Finally, I want to welcome all the new email subscribers that have joined the New Mexicast family lately. I am so glad you are here and I am hopeful you won’t be disappointed. Not on the list yet? Here’s the link for that too (also free, and spam free… of course!): http://tiny.cc/NMemail

It truly is one of the most exciting times yet here on New Mexicast. I can’t wait to share more with you all!

Lots of love,

Rosa Linda

P.S. Please forgive the extra emails of old episodes which you may have received this week. It had to do with the website switchover and I don’t think it will happen again. But if it does, just look at it as an opportunity to see some of the older (still great) episodes you may have missed.

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